Friday, February 14, 2014

Three Manga About romance that Hit the mark

Being a manga consumer (literally going through manga, reading like its my job) I sometimes find manga that fits a certain feeling or mood. This time around I'm bringing in some feel good romance manga to the table.

I can't get over how good Venus in Love is. Truthfully when I see a CMX brand manga I usually just dont pick it up (call me a slave to VIZ and TOKYOPOP) I'm glad our ibrary had several volumes of it. The story starts out with our main characters "Eichi" (the guy) and "Shizuna"(the girl) both have a crush on the same person (??), confusing already? it really isn't this manga reads very clearly in different ways, the story is straightforward but the characters are never boring. The expressions are worth looking at themselves and make all the characters look huggibly cute. This manga also has an emotional payoff in the later volumes that doesnt happen much in Japanese manga (alot changes!)!
A perfect day for love letters is exacxtly what it sounds like, its an anthology of manga shorts based off love letters. Sometimes its a miss but 70% percent of the time its a hit. The type of love stories vary from the cute and puppy-ish to the more serious. I found some of the love stories to even be a little dark and deal with themes of death and even rape. All in all the characters in love always bring the light of being in love to the difficult situations and makes you feel good about the relationships. George Asakura is also the author of Karakuri Odette and as such this manga is humorous as well.
I own most of Kare first Love as the series is COMPLETE IN ENGLISH woo, this series is straight up about a relationship, a serious one that some people find themselves in in high school or college. It gets dry in some places but the sheer realism of the relationship is different than in other manga. There is a progression that I find beautiful (even if the way the future turns out for them is unrealistic to a degree). If youre looking for something similar to Sand Chronicles or Peach girl nly more about the couple then this is for you.

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